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Don't Trust Him

The addictive and twisty must-read


'If you love police procedurals, you'd struggle to find one more gripping than Don't Trust HimC.L. TAYLOR

'Lisa Cutts knows exactly how to tell a cracking storyMARK BILLINGHAM

The brand new GRIPPING AND AUTHENTIC crime thriller from Lisa Cutts, a REAL LIFE POLICE DETECTIVE.

What if the person sworn to protect you is the only one you should fear?
After the body of a missing woman is discovered in a shallow grave, Detective Inspector Harry Powell steps in to lead the hunt for the killer. But when his investigation brings him face to face with an old case in his career, he fears that a fatal mistake from his past may have left a dangerous criminal roaming free.
Soon, a new arrival sends ripples throughout the Murder Squad. On the outside, Detective Constable Dane Hoopman appears to be like any other officer, but under the surface, does a dark secret lie in wait?
As Harry’s search for the killer intensifies, he notices that his newest recruit is growing ever closer to one of the more vulnerable members on his team. Are Hoopman’s intentions all that they seem? Or might Harry’s investigation end up leading him much closer to home?


'Utterly gripping and hauntingly realistic, I raced through this in one sitting' LISA HALL

'Compelling, pacy, full of tension that had me gripped from the first page to the last'  ANGELA MARSONS

‘A genuinely immersive read. 
Lisa’s background as a detective is used to such good effect in this clever, suspenseful tale’ KATE RHODES

'Not only a smart, compulsive police procedural, but also a candid and compassionate exposure of people trafficking . . . An important story, superbly and entertainingly told’ LOUISE CANDLISH, author of OUR HOUSE

'A moving and thought-provoking story that highlights one of today’s most merciless crimes . . . Compulsive readingRACHEL ABBOTT

'Lost Lives left me breathless . . . heartbreaking and thrilling - this is pure geniusELIZABETH HAYNES

‘Masterful storytelling from a writer at the top of her game’  JULIE WASSMER

Author photograph (c) Rob Cole Photography

Lisa Cutts is the author of four police procedural novels, based on her twenty-one years of policing experience. She works as a detective constable for Kent Police and has spent over ten years in the Serious Crime Directorate dealing mostly with murders and other serious investigations. She has been on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book with Mariella Frostrup, part of First Fictions festival at West Dean college, Chichester, on the inaugural panel at Brighton’s Dark and Stormy festival, on ITV’s This Morning and at the Chiswick Book Festival. Her debut novel, Never Forget, won the 2014 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for best thriller.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (May 28, 2020)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471168321

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